413TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned: Per saltire Purpure and Argent a torch of the second enflamed of the like and Tenné, overall a sphere Azure gridlined Argent, on either side an arced olive branch Vert. Attached around the sides and base of the shield a purple scroll doubled and inscribed "PEACE THROUGH HUMANITY" in silver.

Symbolism
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs organizations. The torch and globe are adapted from the insignia of branch of Civil Affairs. The sections of the shield represent unity and the organization's military/civilian mission, as well as symbolizing cooperation, teamwork and strength. The olive branches symbolize peace and underscore the unit's motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on the 14 Jun 1993.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per saltire Purpure and Argent a torch of the second enflamed of the like and Tenné, overall a sphere Azure gridlined Argent, on either side an arced olive branch Vert.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath Argent and Purpure, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor), stands on the common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PEACE THROUGH HUMANITY.

Symbolism
Purple and white are the colors traditionally associated with Civil Affairs organizations. The torch and globe are adapted from the insignia of branch of Civil Affairs. The sections of the shield represent unity and the organization's military/civilian mission, as well as symbolizing cooperation, teamwork and strength. The olive branches symbolize peace and underscore the unit's motto.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 14 Jun 1993.





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